About By Peaceful Waters

By Peaceful Waters was established in 2000 and offers professional psychotherapy and counselling, while integrating Christian beliefs and values. We have served in Western Ontario for over 20 years and have expanded to rural towns and cities across Ontario. Our services have also expanded to provide Therapy, Child Centred Divorce Services, Mediation, Spiritual Direction, and Coaching to people from all faiths and backgrounds. 

By Peaceful Waters Founder

In 1989, Janine Schultz, a Registered Social Worker and qualified therapist, sensed that God was calling her to offer healing to His hurting people. She also had a profound realization that she could only take her clients as far into the healing process as she herself was willing to go. This began an 11 year process of intense personal and professional growth, while she worked with Shalom Counselling Services. The result was greater inner healing, authenticity and attachment in her own relationships.

In 2000, Janine felt the call to pursue her own private practice and work in partnership with local churches to reach clients in underserviced regions. Today, By Peaceful Waters has over 20 church satellite locations, and a national and international reach through our online therapeutic services.

You can read more about Janine’s personal journey and teaching in her soon-to-be released book, Unwrapping My Heart: A Beautiful Becoming.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

We envision communities where individuals, couples, families, children, and groups are empowered to heal, and as a result, can reconcile and restore healthy relationship with themselves and others.

Our Mission

By Peaceful Waters exists to serve individuals, couples, families, groups, churches, and organizations in a professional, therapeutic setting where the whole person is empowered and affirmed.

Our Values

  • Relationship
  • Respect
  • Compassion 
  • Autonomy and Choice 
  • Partnership
  • Integrity

Our Partnerships

New Life Charity

By Peaceful Waters works in partnership with New Life Charity to offer subsidized therapy for people without the means to pay for services. 

We greatly value this partnership because it allows us to compensate and retain qualified, experienced staff while making therapy more accessible to those who desperately need the expertise of professional support.

Location Partners and Local Churches

Instead of offering only one central office for our therapy and other services, By Peaceful Waters partners with local churches who provide space in their buildings for confidential service with our therapists. This arrangement allows our therapists to support clients in rural and urban regions all over Ontario that are often underserviced.

Local churches can also host By Peaceful Waters workshops and groups to equip and empower people in their local communities. Find out more about our groups, or contact the office to learn more about location partnershp.

Our Team

We are a team of qualified therapists, mediators, spiritual directors, and coaches who combine our Christian faith with our professional training, clinical experience and ongoing supervision. With this foundation, we are able to offer unparalleled care to clients of all backgrounds and faiths.

All of our staff members are supervised, and are accredited and accountable to their respective governing bodies. The privacy and confidentiality of our clients is protected.

We are people too. We have walked our own journeys of mental, emotional and relational healing. That is why you will receive compassionate care and will be affirmed and empowered to make change.